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As The Palaces Burn - LAMB OF GOD

"With trembling hands you'll beg for mercy / I'll show you none," roars LAMB OF GOD front man Randy Blythe in "Purified". It's a fitting battle cry for the sophomore release from the Richmond, Va. quintet, for "As The Palaces Burn" — with points docked only for brevity (three years yields just 38 minutes?) — ...

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TERROR 2000 To Support DESTRUCTION In Japan

TERROR 2000, the side project of SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg, will embark on their first-ever Japanese tour in support of DESTRUCTION in late May. The tour, dubbed "Thrash Disaster", will consist of two shows at Shibuya Club Quattro in Tokyo on May 27-28. TERROR 2000's sophomore CD, "Faster Disaster", ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN OPEN AIR: Complete Lineup Revealed

BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the final running order for the inaugural installment of the Blind Guardian Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-14 at BGS Open Air Arena in Coburg/Bamberg, Germany. As previously reported, BLIND GUARDIAN will headline the festival on both evenings with two different sets, which were chosen ...

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ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup and running order has been announced for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. It is as follows: Saturday, June 7: 01. GOD DETHRONED 02. TRIBE AFTER TRIBE 03. CIRCLE II CIRCLE (feat. guest appearance by Jon Oliva) 04. TROUBLE 05. ...

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SOILWORK Guitarist: 'DEVIN TOWNSEND Is A Machine'

SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers recently spoke to Chart Attack about the recording process for the new record, "Figure Number Five", after working with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend on the band's last album, 2002's "Natural Born Chaos". "Well, one thing was to be extremely anal," Wichers said. "When it came to recording, [Devin] was ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

DEATH ANGEL are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will perform at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, which will include the only European appearance by the reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE. ...

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KREATOR Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

KREATOR have replaced AMON AMARTH on the bill for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. No reason was given for AMON AMARTH's withdrawal from the event. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for ...

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SOILWORK Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SOILWORK are the latest act to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup for which will be announced during the coming weeks. The list ...

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THE DEFACED: Video Posted Online

Sweden's THE DEFACED, the band featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have posted a video for the track "Once In Between" online at this location. "Once In Between" comes off the group's forthcoming "Karma In Black" CD, due in the U.S. on March 25 and in Europe on April ...

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DGM To Release 'Hidden Place' In May

Italian progressive metallers DGM, described as "the European answer to SYMPHONY X and DREAM THEATER," will release their fourth album, "Hidden Place", on May 10 through Scarlet Records. The band mixed the CD at Outer Sounds (NOVEMBRE, STORMLORD) in Rome, Italy and mastered it at Mastering Room (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK) in Gotheborg, Sweden. The Japanese ...

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SOILWORK To Release 'Figure Number Five' In May

Sweden's SOILWORK have set "Figure Number Five" as the title for their follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Natural Born Chaos" CD, due in North America on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will surface in Europe on April 21. The complete track listing for "Figure Number Five" is as follows: 01. Rejection Role ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL: Running Order Announced

Norway's second Inferno Festival, which is set to take place from April 17-19 in Oslo's Rockefeller and John Dee clubs, has announced the complete schedule for the event. The full rundown is as follows (closing act first): Thursday, April 17: Rockefeller: THE KOVENANT OPETH ENTOMBED BELPHEGOR 1349 John Dee: TAAKE PERISHED GRAND ALCHEMIST LOST AT ...

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SOILWORK: New Album Pushed Back To May

Sweden's SOILWORK have pushed back the release date to early May for their much-anticipated follow-up to last year's "Natural Born Chaos". The as-yet-untitled album, which will be issued through Nuclear Blast Records, will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Downfall 24 02. Brickwalker 03. Cranking the Sirens 04. Departure Plan 05. Overload 06. Rejection ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Support CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK In Europe

Massachusetts-based SHADOWS FALL will support CHILDREN OF BODOM and SOILWORK during their European tour in April/May. However, due to their participation in the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in mid-May, SHADOWS FALL will not be able to complete the tour and will be replaced for the last five shows by German melodic black/death metallers ...

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SOILWORK, CHILDREN OF BODOM To Team Up For European Tour

Sweden's SOILWORK and Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM will be teaming up for a European tour this spring. Confirmed dates, according to www.soilwork.com: Apr. 18 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan Apr. 19 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Karen Apr. 21 - Lund, SWE @ Mejeriet Apr. 22 - Hamburg, GER ...

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THE DEFACED Complete Video For 'Once In Between'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, the band featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have finished filming a video for the track "Once In Between" off the group's forthcoming "Karma In Black" effort, due in early 2003 through Italy's Scarlet Records. Meanwhile, "the cover artwork [for 'Karma In Black'] has been completed now for ...

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THE DEFACED To Film Video

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, will film a video on Dec. 22 for one of the songs off their recently-completed new album, "Karma in Black". "The video is going to be shot by the same crew that made DARKANE's video for 'Innocence Gone'," guitarist Mattias Svensson wrote ...

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SOILWORK To Commence Recording New CD

Sweden's SOILWORK will enter Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording studios on Dec. 16 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fifth full-length album, due in late spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The band will track all guitars and keyboards at Queenstreet with producer Fredrik Nordström before moving over to Uppsala's Dug-Out Recording to record the drums under the watchful ...

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IN FLAMES: Taiwanese Gig Cancelled

Sweden's IN FLAMES have announced the cancellation of their planned concert at Live Zeit Geist in Taipei, Taiwan on Dec. 12. No reason was given for the cancellation. "Now the European leg of the tour is over, and it's been the most successful, most fun tour we've done so far," the band wrote on their ...

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THE DEFACED Reveal Track Listing For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed work on their sophomore effort, "Karma In Black", for an early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Commented guitarist Mattias Svensson: "The mixing of 'Karma in Black' is done and the result totally speaks for itself. We believe that we ...

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LION'S SHARE Part With Bassist And Drummer, Pursue Outside Projects

Acclaimed Swedish melodic metal act LION'S SHARE have parted ways with Pontus Egberg (bass) and Johan Koleberg (drums) due to personal differences. Lars Chriss (guitar) and Tony Niva (vocals) will continue writing and demoing material for the group's fifth studio album, to be released sometime in late 2003 or early 2004. More information, including samples ...

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THE DEFACED Complete Recordings For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the recordings for their sophomore effort, Karma In Black, and are preparing to begin mixing the effort for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to guitarist Mattias Svensson, "I can easily say that we've all done ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Part Ways With Vocalist

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have amicably parted ways with vocalist Jonas Sandberg and are currently seeking a replacement. "There's no bad blood between us," reads a statement on the band's official web site. "We wish Jonas all the best and good luck in the future!! Feel free to mail him at: ...

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